Who we are

Ancala Midstream Acquisitions Limited is an independent operator of complex midstream oil and gas infrastructure. Ancala Midstream is owned and financed by funds managed by Ancala Partners, an independent infrastructure investment manager with over £800 million of funds under management.

Ancala Midstream and Ancala Partners are an experienced team with a proven track record of originating, executing and managing infrastructure investments.


Our Leadership/About Us

Ancala Midstream has established a highly experienced leadership team that has the knowledge, experience, and capability to deliver our strategic objectives and safe and effective operations.

The team is led by Chief Executive Officer, Alexis Fletcher, where he joined us from Shell with over 20 years’ experience in a career spanning technical, commercial and governance roles across the oil and gas value chain, with a particular focus on LNG.  Alexis was appointed Managing Director of Dragon LNG in 2019, one of the UK’s three LNG import terminals, prior to which he led the Brunei LNG asset management team as a non-executive director and shareholder representative of production and shipping assets. 

The Director of SAGE Operations is Richard Selman.  Richard has over 30 years’ experience as a chemical engineer spanning Petrochemicals, onshore gas processing and offshore oil and gas production,  15 years of which were directly associated with the SAGE system.  He has held senior technical roles with companies including Apache, Maersk Oil & Gas and ExxonMobil.

The Chief Financial officer is Neil Gerrard.  Neil has over 20 years’ experience working in the UK, Canada and Norway including over 15 years’ experience in upstream oil and gas with Talisman Energy, Talisman Sinopec Energy UK, and Repsol Sinopec Resources UK.


Our Strategy

Ancala Midstream focus on midstream oil and gas infrastructure assets in the UK and Norwegian North Sea. Our strategy creates and delivers value for customers and investors by providing reliable, efficient and low-cost offtake for upstream oil and gas resources and promoting the maximum economic recovery of reserves.


What we Operate

Ancala Midstream operates the SAGE System via its wholly owned subsidiary SAGE North Sea Limited (SNSL).

The SAGE System is an integrated gas transportation and processing system transporting gas from the Beryl pipeline and SAGE pipelines to the SAGE Terminal for processing and redelivery of natural gas into the National Transmission System and natural gas liquids into the Forties onshore pipeline system and the SEGAL system.

The Scottish Area Gas Evacuation (SAGE) Terminal, SAGE pipeline and Beryl pipeline, together the SAGE System, are core to our strategy. Our objective is to maximise throughput of the SAGE System through safe and effective operations, extending infrastructure life, connecting new fields and delivering strong financial performance.

SAGE North Sea Limited appointed Wood plc as its operating partner for the SAGE system.




Our application to Ofgem for our Gas Shipper License can be viewed here